Ready to make a ‘racquet’ for Canada

Riley Sommerville Racquetball Canada Langley Times

Ready to make a ‘racquet’ for Canada
Langley’s Riley Sommerville representing Canada at world junior racquetball championships

Article published by the Langley Times on October 31, 2017.

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Make no mistake about it, Riley Sommerville does not like to lose, nor does she expect to.

Sure, Sommerville may say all the right things about how she is excited for the opportunity to represent Canada and use this is a learning experience since she is younger than her competition.

But mention winning and losing, and the 12-year-old’s face breaks into a big smile when that topic is broached.

“If you go on that court thinking you are going to lose, you probably are,” she explained.

Sommerville, a Grade 8 student at Yorkson Creek Middle School, is off to Minneapolis this week where she will represent Canada at the world junior racquetball championships, which run Nov. 5 to 11.

Sommerville earned her spot on Team Canada after finishing second in the U14 division at the Canadian junior national championships back in April in Ontario.

She also won the U12 title, but Team Canada was only sending a squad to the junior world championships for the U14, U16 and U18 divisions.

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